Calendar

Up to date calendar of all the events and activities hosted by Solaris Cancer Care Cottesloe.
Your shopping cart is empty.
  • All Events
  • Wellness
  • General Events
  • Support

This will be an event not to be missed!

Be inspired by the venerable Ajahn Brahm, a gifted teacher who has been a practicing Buddhist monk for over 30 years. With his deep wisdom coupled with a raucous sense of humour, you'll be delighted and transported by his story telling, and invited to experience the vast stillness within through direct meditation experiences. A night to remember as you start 2018 in wise company.

 

 

 

Guest Speaker Event - Ajahn Brahm - Wise Company

30 Jan 2018 More Info

Explore with Cathy Brown, as she takes you through the key principles of lifestyle support programs, based on research and her life’s work helping people live well with chronic illness. Topics include meditation, training your mind, nutrition, pain management, healing, empowerment, facing mortality, emotional wellbeing, and mind body therapies.

Commencing: Monday, 4 October to 6 December 2017
Duration: 10 week course
Time 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:

  • Wellness Club: Free
  • Standard: $300
  • General public: $400

Venue: Solaris Cancer Cancer Cottesloe, Cancer Wellness Centre 80 Railway Street, Cottesloe WA 6011

Bookings Essential
 

Live Well - Lifestyle Strategies in Chronic Illness

07 Feb 2018 More Info

ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy helps increase psychological flexibility. Why get more mentally flexible? It helps us focus on committing to actions that improve and enrich our lives, while accepting what we can't control, and more effectively dealing with painful thoughts and feelings. This five hour workshop (bring your lunch) will help you learn practical techniques, clarify values and take meaningful action in your own life.

Date: Thursday February 8th
Time: 10:00 am – 3pm

Facilitator: Kirsty Wood 

Venue: Conference Hall

ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

08 Feb 2018 More Info

The Gala Dinner is truly an event not to be missed.

 

 

A classic and formal affair where guests will be wined dined and entertained well into the evening.

 

The evening features pre-dinner drinks, followed by a beautiful three-course sit-down dinner with Edwards Winery wines. An extensive range of auction items, as well live entertainment will see guests enjoying themselves well into the night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING GALA DINNER

Date:               Friday, 9 February 2018

Time:              6:00 PM – midnight

Venue:            Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Perth, 99 Adelaide Terrace Perth

Dress:             Evening wear

Tickets:           $150.00 per person or $1,500.00 per Table of 10

Bookings are essential

How to Book:

Online: https://www.trybooking.com/RENM

 

In person:   Complete a booking form at your nearest Solaris Cancer Care Centre

 

Bookings close COB Friday, 2 February 2018

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RESERVE A TABLE CONTACT:

 

Phone:           9384 3544

Email:            info@solariscancercare.org.au

Gala Dinner

09 Feb 2018 More Info

Image result for body love

 

Facilitated by mental health social worker and Masters degree qualified Counsellor Julie Verley, with experienced yoga therapist and wellness consultant Chandrika Gibson, this is an experiential journey to a renewed appreciation and peace within your body. 

Day Mondays

Time 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Dates August 21st – September 18th

Duration: 5 weeks

Facilitators: Julie Verley and Chandrika Gibson

Venue: Conference Hall

Peaceful Embodiment- Re-friend Your Body

12 Feb 2018 More Info

 

Every second Tuesday of each month we host a introductory seminar about Solaris Cancer Care and our services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting the Challenge will introduce you to a range of available services and support, including

  • Evidence based complementary therapies proven to help you feel as well as possible during and after cancer
  • You will be introduced to meditation and other key concepts we embody
  • A tour of our wonderful venue
  • Plus, you’ll have the chance to meet other people who are new to Solaris Cancer Care

“When everything is under a cloud – jobs, friendships, relationships, lifestyle and indeed life itself – we ask people diagnosed with cancer to negotiate hospital mazes, a whole new language, learn something about biology and then to decide on treatment.”

Dr David Joske

 

 

Meeting the Challenge Seminar

13 Feb 2018 More Info

Stretch out, get a massage, relax and enjoy learning how to use different sized balls to release aches and pains from muscles and connective tissue.

Date: Thursday February 15th
Time: 1.15pm – 3.15pm

Facilitator: Lee-ann Heron

Venue: Conference Hall

Yin Roll and Release

15 Feb 2018 More Info

 

Poetry can use embellished or plain language; it can rhyme, or be unrhymed; and it can use separate stanzas or consist of one stanza. What's a stanza? Come along and find out! All you need to write poetry is an understanding of how to suggest thoughts and feelings in subtle and interesting ways. This course will help you do that using a series of short writing exercises. You can learn to use metaphor, imagery, line breaks and the sounds of words to bring what's in your head tumbling out onto the page.

 

Day Thursdays Time 10am – 12pm Dates 27th July – 24th August Duration: 5 weeks Facilitator: Susan Midalia Venue: Conference Hall 

Creative Writing - Using Your Imagination

22 Feb 2018 More Info

Image result for iRest

iRest has been developed by Richard Miller PhD and trialled widely including large studies with returned service people and those suffering post traumatic stress disorder. iRest is proven to decrease stress, anxiety and improve sleep, pain and quality of life.

Your guide for this 5 week course is Dael Hunter, a yoga therapist, very experienced yoga teacher and trained iRest facilitator.

Day Thursdays

Time 1pm – 2:30pm

Dates July 6 - Aug 3

Duration: 5 weeks

Facilitator: Dael Hunter

Venue: Conference Hall

Deep Rest-the iRest Experience

05 Apr 2018 More Info

Join a passionate, well informed nutritionist to delight in the theory and practice of eating yourself well.

 

Covering nutrition basics, debunking myths, and opening up to the pros and cons of different eating styles, this 5 week course will provoke and inspire discussion.

 

Although there‘s no one diet that is perfect for everyone, this course will provide you with take-home tips for improving the nutritional content of your favourite foods, making sustainable nutritional changes, and gaining insight into your own relationship with food and nutrition. 

 

When:

Dates: Each Friday 6th April - 4th May 2018
Time: 10am - 12pm

Venue: Conference Hall and Demonstration Kitchen

 

 

Nutrition - Nourish Yourself

06 Apr 2018 More Info

Explore with Cathy Brown, as she takes you through the key principles of lifestyle support programs, based on research and her life’s work helping people live well with chronic illness. Topics include meditation, training your mind, nutrition, pain management, healing, empowerment, facing mortality, emotional wellbeing, and mind body therapies.

Commencing: Monday, 4 October to 6 December 2017
Duration: 10 week course
Time 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:

  • Wellness Club: Free
  • Standard: $300
  • General public: $400

Venue: Solaris Cancer Cancer Cottesloe, Cancer Wellness Centre 80 Railway Street, Cottesloe WA 6011

Bookings Essential
 

Live Well - Lifestyle Strategies in Chronic Illness

18 Apr 2018 More Info

Image result for daffodils

If you've lost someone dear to you, you are invited to join this 6 week course to explore the bereavement experience in a supportive group environment. 

Day Wednesdays

Time 10.30am – 12.30pm

Dates 2nd May – 6th June

Duration: 6 weeks

Facilitators: Richie Perera & Julie Verley
Venue: Wanslea room

Bereavement - Living with Loss Six Week Course

02 May 2018 More Info

The internet is rife with claims about the ability of certain natural therapies and substances to treat cancer. How can you tell which is true and which is snake oil? This five week course will help you become a savvy consumer so that you can understand the proven benefits, and wisely consider the risks of using natural medicines. With expert guidance you’ll come to understand the strengths and weaknesses of herbs and supplements, and the evidence for other complementary therapies such as massage, meditation and more. The information will allow you to understand the science as it is currently, so that you can ask the right questions of your health care providers. We’re here to offer unbiased information without trying to sell you anything, that’s a rare opportunity!

Day Mondays

Time 10am – 12pm

Dates 7th May – 4th June

Duration: 5 weeks

Facilitator: Chandrika Gibson
Venue: Conference Hall 

Using Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care

07 May 2018 More Info

Mindfulness is more than just a buzzword, it’s an incredibly useful skill to develop.  This eight week course is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and has been studied around the world for thirty years.  Delivered in all major cancer centres worldwide, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) is a structured program to take you deep into your own meditation experience.  It has been proven in numerous studies to help with pain management, fatigue and stress, lowering rates of anxiety and depression.  Participants frequently report that they find this program truly life altering. MBSR can help you live well, regardless of your circumstances.  The course also includes a one day silent retreat (see MBSR Day Retreat below for dates).

 

The evidence

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction has been proven in numerous studies to help with pain management, fatigue and stress, lowering rates of anxiety and depression. Participants frequently report that they find this program truly life altering.

 

The classes

During the classes you will learn practical ways for enhancing your awareness and managing the pressures of life. You will learn and practice mindfulness meditations including the body scan, mindful eating, mindful breathing, sitting and walking meditation and gentle yoga exercises. There will be some short lectures and exercises to explore and transform patterns of thinking and feeling and time for questions and discussion.

Retreat Day

The final session on June 28th is an excursion to the Buddhist Monastery at Serpentine where you can experience lived mindfulness in the ocmpany of the long term meditating Buddhist monks and lay community. Details will be provided by your facilitator and carpooling is suggested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

10 May 2018 More Info

 

Join experienced facilitator Cathy Brown to explore the nine areas of life cancer thrivers may have in common. Built on lived experiences, this interactive program brings to life your unique experience making informed choices to support your wellbeing.
This course is hopeful and opens up discussions on a variety of topics relevant to people facing health issues. As her PhD thesis Kelly Turner examined outliers- people who outlived their prognosis, and analysed the key themes they had in common. While we are careful to avoid false hope, many people diagnosed with cancer find that reading the stories of these cancer thrivers is very helpful.
The nine areas discussed, with room for debate, sharing and dissension, include:
1. Changing your diet – if so, why, and who to consult
2. Taking control of your health – how to source reliable information and make informed decisions
3. Following your intuition – first de-stress, then tune in
4. Using herbs and supplements – is there any evidence? Can this cause harm?
5. Keeping the lines of communication open
6. Managing emotions; increasing positive experiences
7. Embracing social support
8. Deepening your spiritual connection
9. Checking with values and reasons for living well

Benefits & Outcomes

  • An understanding of the nine key principles that people who thrive have in common.
  • Deeper understanding of the choices people make, and what possible life paths have been trod by others.
  • Sharing resources and ideas in a facilitated, inclusive forum.

“Our health—and indeed our entire lives—can be seen as the sum of all our moment-to-moment decisions. This includes how we choose to eat and drink, think and feel, act and react, and move and rest on any given day.”
Dr Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D.

9 Keys to Empowerment

29 May 2018 More Info